Why Might You Need a Bone Graft?

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Do you suspect that you need a bone graft? Has Dr. Daniel Cannon suggested that you get one? This means you want to treat the underlying bone of your jaw so oral surgery and dental treatment can be possible. Here are some more specific reasons why we might recommend a bone graft:

-It can help heal fractures in your jawbone, even if it’s new or has failed to heal after the first treatment.
-It can encourage fusion amongst two bones.
-It can renew bone that has been lost or weakened due to trauma, infection, or disease.
-It can increase bone regeneration surrounding any surgically placed devices, such as a dental implant or dental bridge. A bone graft in preparation for receiving one of these devices is perhaps the most common reason why your dentist or oral surgeon may recommend this procedure.

As you can see, a bone graft can be valuable in many ways. If you would like to know more about bone grafts in Tulsa, Oklahoma or want tips on how to prepare for this treatment, please remember that you can call Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at 918-743-1351 at any time and talk to a member of our dental team. We look forward to helping repair your smile!